Network Infrastructure with Security


  • Provides the learner with key skills needed to progress a career in the IT and Network Support area.

Certificate in Network Infrastructure with Security

Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme

This programme provides the learner with key skills needed to progress a career in the IT and Network Support area. More complex IT issues are typically escalated to Level 2 IT and Network technicians. This can include the configuring and managing of larger enterprise networks, integrating wireless networks and connecting of non traditional system to a network.

This programme equips graduates with the necessary technical and soft skills to perform these key duties. This programme incorporates the second half of the internationally recognised Cisco CCNA (Version 7) certification. This includes topics on securing the LAN infrastructure, redundancy, routing protocols such as OSPF, configuring Access Control Lists and provides an introduction to network programmability and automation.


  • 6
    NFQ Level
  • 20

Programme Content

Programme Content

  • Cybersecurity Essentials
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Wireless LAN’s
  • Enterprise Networks

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Current or expired CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCENT or Cisco CCNA certifications


Have completed a programme which incorporates A+ and Cisco CCENT / CCNA content.

In addition the following is required:

  • Fluency in English.
  • Access to a computer and good broadband.
  • Commitment to attend the required practicals and assessments in Athlone IT.

Applicants may be interviewed to verify ability to study and commitment to complete the course.




1 Year 

One evening per week online plus three Saturdays face to face in AIT.


Induction – Online 9.30am Saturday 11 September 2021        

Online – Week commencing 13 September 2021

Programme Fee

To be confirmed.

NOTE: This programme has been submitted for Springboard+ funding. 

If approved for funding the programme will be free/part-funded to applicants that meet Springboard+ Funding Eligibility Criteria.

Confirmation of all Springboard+ Funded programmes is expected in May/June 2021.


Dr Enda Fallon – [email protected]